There are a lot of challenges this week asking for “clean and simple”. I used to do more of that but now I think most of my cards kind of fall in the middle of the scale. I sat down in my craft room with an idea in my mind, trying to do clean and simple. Though it looks more complex, it really is just adding ink technique to the background and I stayed with the two layers and minimal embellishment requested by most.
I started by placing a round piece of paper with removable tape on the top right hand side of a piece of glossy cardstock and brayered the top two-thirds of the card. I used torn post-it paper to mask off the bottom and a straight piece to mask off the top, then brayered the “water”. Using more masking, I added the “land” by sponging black ink and added the “sand” with a combination of brayering and sponging. I sponged dark blue and then a little black ink around all the edges. For more info on techniques like this check here.
I removed the circle and stamped the Sun Wave image from Sparkle N Sprinkles Summer Swirl set with Versamark ink on glossy cardstock in the middle. Then I brayered light blue over the top part of the card, including the circled area. I lightly sponged some yellow ink over the sun and buffed the whole card lightly with a paper towel and heat set it to make sure it was all dry. I used black StazOn ink to stamp the Sunshine of Life sentiment and the Swirl Umbrella, both from Sparkle N Sprinkle.
To add a little texture and sparkle, I sponged the sand lightly with Versamark ink, added Hit the Beach embossing powder, and heat set. Then I used a glue pen to add Poolside embossing powder to the water and heat set. I crossed some fibers on the top of the card and then ran ¼” double sided “Tear-ific” tape around the back of the card, leaving a small border extending past the card edge and layered it on a cream card base. I sprinkled Blue Lightning glitter onto the edges of the double sided tape.
Pretty simple, right?
This card is entered in the following challenges:
Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge Week 61 - Make it SPARKLE!
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge #116 – Fun in the Sun
Crafty Creations Challenge #124 – Sparkly Things
Delightful Sketches Challenge - Fun in the Sun
Dutch Dare Card Challenge #118 – Clean and Simple
4 Crafty Chicks Challenge #43 – Clean and Simple (no more than 2 layers)
Moving Along With The Times Challenge #104 – Clean and Simple
Sentmental Sundays Challenge #59 – Summery or Sparkly (plus a sentiment)
Stamp and Create June Challenge – Summer
Top Tip Tuesday Challenge #39 – Cross It Challenge